Press Releases

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sacramento, CA –  In an effort to lessen dependency on fossil fuel-based energy during the solar eclipse on August 21st, Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy Chair, Chris Holden (AD – 41), introduced House Resolution 50. The measure encourages all Californians to reduce energy use, and pledge to “Do Your Thing for the Sun” during the hours of 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on August 21st, 2017.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today the California Legislature passed legislation to extend California’s Cap and Trade Program, Assembly Bill 398, and strengthen air quality provisions in areas with the worst air pollution, Assembly Bill 617.

“Today’s vote extending California’s Cap and Trade Program means California will maintain its global leadership role in combating climate change,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “The air quality agreement also prioritizes the states most disadvantaged communities who face the greatest burden of pollution.”

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sacramento, CA – For the 41st Assembly District’s 2017 “Nonprofit of the Year,” Assemblymember Chris Holden has chosen to honor Shoes That Fit, a nonprofit organization based in Claremont that provides athletic shoes to kids in need.

“It is my pleasure to recognize Shoes That Fit as the 41st Assembly District’s Nonprofit of the Year” said Assemblymember Holden (AD-41). “Through the simple gift of a new pair of shoes, this organization has changed the lives of thousands of students and helped empower them to reach their highest potential.”

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sacramento, CA –For the 41st Assembly District’s 2017 “Veteran of the Year,” Assemblymember Chris Holden has chosen to honor Monrovia Councilmember Larry J. Spicer, a veteran who served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1994.

“I am pleased to recognize Councilmember Larry Spicer as the 41st Assembly District’s Veteran of the Year,” said Assemblymember Holden (AD – 41). “After serving in our country’s armed forces, Larry continues to make a positive impact as councilmember, community leader and volunteer.”

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Legislature passed the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget, the final agreement between the legislature and Governor Jerry Brown.  The budget increases spending to $125 billion but continues to grow reserves, including the Rainy Day Fund to $9.9 billion. Assemblymember Chris Holden released the following statement:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – In a meeting with California State Legislators, technology industry leaders vowed to renew their commitment to find diverse technical talent at all levels, from company boards to specialized technical roles. Legislators representing the California Legislative Black Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and the California Asian Pacific Islander Caucus met with the decision-making executives to discuss current diversity efforts in the Silicon Valley.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and California Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, have expressed strong concern over the technology industry’s lack of diversity in their board, management, and technical roles. Although a few companies have made attempts to address the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, the efforts currently put forth in the industry leave much to be desired.